Education & Training
Dr. Brian Lum is an integrative and functional medicine specialist. He is licensed and board-certified as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
His post-graduate training includes diagnosis, preventative medicine, and nutritional medicine as part of the Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internist program (DABCI).
He received training in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and will receive certification in 2020.
From a young age, I was aware of how people with chronic illness can suffer. My mother was diagnosed with Crohn's disease before I was born and endured excruciating symptoms for 15 years.
The standard conventional medicine approach to Crohn's then was much the same as it is now - prescribe steroids to lessen symptoms and wait until the colon needs to be removed surgically.
Scientifically valid, effective supplemental and nutritional therapies were scoffed at by her doctors as not worth pursuing.
The number of patients with chronic illness under my care that have successfully gone into symptom-free remission is a constant reminder of how inadequate a one-dimensional approach to patient care can be.
I graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College at the age of 23 and have been active in continuing education to ensure that I have the latest tools and resources available.
I specialize in treating those who are told by other doctors that there is no treatment, who are told that they will helplessly watch their chronic condition progress and there is nothing they can do.
There is always something that can be done.
There is a tendency in the popular media to distill medical topics into buzzwords.
Headlines abound that promise 'Gut-health,' 'The One Supplement To Heal Your Joint Pain' and 'The Diet To Heal Your Autoimmune Disease' - giving the impression that you just have to do or buy one thing to heal.
My new patient appointments are an hour long because it's all important and it is very rarely 'one thing.'
Your diet, environment, emotional health, supplements you are taking, family history, and patient history since birth - all of it is relevant when we unraveling an illness that, most likely, took decades to create.
A unique soft tissue treatment that incorporates my own techniques with the effective TTAPS healing modality is included in every functional medicine appointment.
In this way, I can begin to enact immediate changes that can reduce pain and inflammation from the first time we meet.
The testing and nutritional medicines you receive will be completely unique to you as a patient.
I do not have a 'one size fits all' treatment plan because you are unique, and as you heal we will adjust your treatment based on your renewed health goals.